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February 7th, 2012
Averitt Express associates have once again provided a substantial monetary gift to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital. Averitt Cares for Kids recently presented St. Jude with a donation of $400,000 during an event held at the Memphis hospital.
The funds were collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2011, most of which were $1 weekly payroll deductions. Since 2006, associates have given more than $2.2 million to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the charitable giving arm of Averitt Express.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 134 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests from Feb. 3-5, 2012.
The SPD received 49, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Terrorist threats â€”Â 100 block of E. First.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€”Â 900 block of Lemon.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 100 block of Gillispie.
â€˘ Burglary of a motor vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
A rosy hue radiated during the second annual Go Red for Women luncheon at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
Nolan County American Heart Association (AHA) board member Jerrie Gee welcomed the guests to the venue and thanked the business sponsors, Shannon Regional Medical Center in San Angelo, Sweetwater Floral, members of the local AHA board and the regional director of the AHA for their assistance toward the success of the luncheon.
Sweetwater Middle School seventh grader John Clift (shown), son of Dan and Kim Clift and Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grader Kara Lehnert, daughter of Dustin and Yvonne Lehnert, will represent Sweetwater Independent School District at the Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 25. The winner of the regional Spelling Bee will have the opportunity to compete nationally.
Shown are Sweetwater Jaycees who picked up trash on Highway 70 South, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Between 45-50 bags were picked up.
"We thank the community for their continued support and are glad we get a chance to beautify the south entranceÂ to our wonderful town."
ROBY â€“ With quail season in full swing, experts are asking hunters to be on the lookout for sick or dead wild quail to help them solve a nagging mystery.
â€śWeâ€™re asking hunters to let us know of any strange-acting quail or, better yet, of anyÂ carcasses they come across or sick birds theyâ€™ve found,â€ť said Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a male chihuahua. Also available is a male shih tzu.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Nolan County United Way is gearing up for this year's Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up by holding a gun raffle sponsored by WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services) and Crane Service, Inc.
The prize is a Remington Real Tree Camo Versa Max 12 gauge shotgun valued at $1,599. But for a donation of $5 each or five tickets for $20, the gun could be yours from the luck of the draw.
Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 and will run through Saturday, March 10, 2012. The drawing will be held that day at 5 p.m. at the Gun, Knife and Coin Show inside the Coliseum Annex.
Ray Adames, Public Works Director for the City of Sweetwater, recently retired after 38 years of service to the city. A reception was held in his honor on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall. He is shown receiving a plaque from Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown.